ntfs kernel module

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Wed Oct 27 13:34:44 UTC 2004

On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 09:15:21AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> ah, now i see.  just to clarify, does *all* filesystem access
> (including NTFS) go thru the VFS?  or are there some filesystems that
> differ sufficiently from the VFS model that they provide their own ...
> access implementations? (not sure that's the best way to phrase it,
> but i'm sure you know what i mean.)

Everything goes through the VFS layer first (although its more high level than
the BSD VFS). A file system may opt out of the lower layer helpers but it 
cannot opt out of the VFS.

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